Smit Develops High-Powered Wreck Removal Cutting System

Smit Salvage has developed a new. patented wreck removal cutting system that is designed to be fast and cost effective, and was used during the successful recovery of the Russian submarine Kursk last year. The new system utilizes a special abrasive cutting


Crankshaft Care Key to Vessel Profitability

Mark van Schaick Marine Services is a relatively new company, based in Schiedam (Port of Rotterdam) specializing in crankshaft repair, repair of engine and industrial parts, technical consultancy, and marine and industrial spare parts. The company

Damen Delivers Three ASD Tugs to Kenya

Damen recently delivered three of its ASD Tugs 3110 - Simba III, Kiboko II AND Nyangumi II - to be used in the port of Mombasa. The Damen ASD Tug 3110 hallmark is a round bilge hull with a transom stern and a tapered bow. The transom corners are

Titan Re-Floats IMaersk La Guaira

On March 7, 2002 the 19,520-dwt, 515 x 78 x 42 ft. (157 x 23.7 x 12.8 m) Maersk La Guaira, fully laden with containers, lost power and ran aground while entering Guayaquil Harbor in Ecuador. Titan Maritime immediately responded with a two-man survey team from Panama,

Three Appointments To Towing Industry Advisory Committee

The Commandant of the Coast Guard has announced the appointment of three additional members to the service's Towing Industry Advisory Committee (TIAC), including former astronaut and retired Navy Captain, James A. Lovell. Captain Lovell is now

New Color Brochure On Escher Wyss Props Available At No Cost

Escher Wyss, Ravensburg (Federal Republic of Germany) has supplied a total of more than 1,400 controllable-pitch propellers, whose power ratings and diameters extend up to 33,800 kw (45,266 bhp) and 7.8 m respectively. The first hydraulically

Tragosa Charters Seven Tidewater Vessels For Offshore Mexico

Tidewater Marine Service, Inc., Post Office Box 19264, New Orleans, La. 70179, will charter seven vessels to Tragosa (a Mexican marine company), which equipment is to be used in the extensive offshore drilling program recently announced by Pemex, Mexico's national oil company.

Robert Allan Lands Fireboat Design Contract

The consulting naval architectural firm Robert Allan Ltd. of Vancouver, B.C. has been chosen by the City of Los Angeles, Calif, to design a replacement for the City's major fireboat the 75-yearold Ralph J. Scott. Currently celebrating their 70th consecutive year of operations,

Rossway Named VP Of Twin City Shipyard

Ronald A. Rossway has been named vice president of Twin City Shipyard, Inc. (TCS), St. Paul, Minn., according to an announcement by the company's president John Buursema. Mr. Rossway formerly served as director of engineering for Twin City Shipyard

NICOR And Sonat Subsea Form Gulf Joint Venture

—Literature Available NICOR Marine Inc. and Sonat Subsea Services Inc. recently announced that they have entered into a cooperative agreement to offer underwater services in the Gulf of Mexico. A NICOR Marine vessel has been modified to accommodate Sonat

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